Ranunculus acris Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ranunculaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-90cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - September (Earliest: 17.4)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Protoanemonin, Ranunculin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Andrena nana

Tenthredo arcuata

Tenthredo koehleri

Several Lycaenidae

Several Nymphalidae

Pseudopanthera macularia

Euclidia glyphica

Anthophila fabriciana

Eudonia truncicolella

Many Syrphidae

Siphona geniculata

Phaonia consobrina

Empis ciliata

Brassicogethes aeneus

Cychramus luteus

Stenurella melanura

Stenurella nigra

Dasytes niger

Attagenus unicolor

Anthaxia quadripunctata

Chrysanthia geniculata

Eusphalerum atrum

Agriotes pallidulus

Chrysolina brunsvicensis

Byturus tomentosus
Parasites:
Ramularia didyma

Leptotrochila ranunculi

Erysiphe aquilegiae

Uromyces dactylidis

Phytomyza ranunculi

Pseudodineura fuscula
Herbivores:
Amphipyra tragopoginis Larva

Cnephasia stephensiana

Monophadnus pallescens Larva

Stethomostus fuliginosus Larva

Hydrothassa glabra

Hydrothassa marginella
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Callimorpha dominula

Xestia triangulum Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Otiorhynchus porcatus
Sapivores:
Lygus pratensis

Philaenus spumarius

Dysaphis ranunculi
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Florivores:
Agrochola lychnidis Larva
Possible Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Meadow Buttercup


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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